Five for Friday--A Little Late

8 days of school under my belt. I am so happy Labor Day swooped in an saved the day.  I am so thankful for a 3 day weekend.  Y'all have to agree that the first few weeks are exhausting.  It was such a crazy couple of weeks that I forgot to take pictures. I'm also a little distracted because this adorable boy started Pre-k across the hall.
On the first day we did the Kissing Hand Hunt.  Here are the cute little cookies Chester made us.
And here are just a few of the thousand activities we fit in, these first few days. 
We learned a big about characters this week. What characters are and character traits. On our first day, the students made a list of characters from the story as well as completed this sort.
The next day we brainstormed Chrysanthemum's character traits and gave reasons from the book to support our ideas. The students filled out their own character traits chart.
(Chrysanthemum is brave. I know this because she still went to school even though that the kids weren't kind.)
We also discussed setting and played setting match. Students matched the character with their proper setting.

There are a few products that I'm so excited about using this year! 

I absolutely love Abby's 20 day check-up for reading. It's perfect for intervention.
I am so excited about Cheryl's new product. Amazing!!! 
No kidding, this is one of the best products I've seen in forever!
It makes me look forward to Social Studies this year.
I got a sneak peek, but be on the lookout for this.

I am so happy I found Stephanie's Fluency activities. I love how she also has a matching printable, so I can keep track of that data. ;)
I've also finished laminating all the cards for my Focus Wall.  All of my phonics cards, grammar cards and math talk cards are laminated and ready to teach.  These cards are a great way to introduce these concepts. 

How cute is this lanyard my friend Cyndi sent me. Is it not precious? 

Behavior Bucks are extremely popular in my classroom right now. Excellent work, a certain number of centers completed, the quietest tables all get behavior bucks to buy privileges and prizes. If you didn't grab this freebie earlier, you can grab them on my Facebook page. 

And what would my Five for Friday be without a little fashion. 
Here are a few things on my wish list.
 I really want this dress! 
I am obsessed with J. Crew phone cases

 Pretty Top 
 Fun Placemats



  1. Those cookies are adorable! Love your Chrysanthemum activities. Enjoy your long weekend!


  2. Love the lanyard!! I can't wait to see the k-2 social studies pack, I already purchased the science and love them! I love your classroom pictures!

  3. That is a super cute dress!! (Just sayin'...) You certainly were busy your first few days. But your kids look like they're doing great work! Have a fantastic year!
    Thrills in Third Grade

  4. Do you have the link for the chrysanthemum activity?


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